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? >> no. if you take a look at the gun laws we have, i don't even think president obama is proposing more gun laws. we have to make sure we enforce our laws. we have laws that aren't being properly enforced. but the best thing to help prevent violent crime in inner cities is to bring opportunity in inner cities. is to help teach people good discipline, good character. that is civil society. that's what charities and churches do to help one another make sure they can realize the value in one another. >> you can do that by cutting taxes? >> those are your words, not mine. >> thank you very much, sir. >> that was kind of strange. trying to stuff words in people's mouths? >> it it sounds like you're -- >> ryan folks putting the paper in front of the camera and everything. vice presidential nominee paul ryan getting annoyed in this interview with terry camp in flint, michigan. the campaign even after the interview was over still went out of their way to trash the reporter that paul ryan walked out of that interview on. the campaign given on the record quotes calling
if you don't have a driver's license or another i.d. like that but they didn't get away with that new law. a judge ruled this week the new rule about i.d. will not be in effect for this election. but yesterday and this was the scoop, we called the state of pennsylvania to ask some questions about voting there in that state this year. this is what we got. listen to this. it's amazing. remember, legally you can vote even if you don't have an i.d. in pennsylvania in this election. you can. listen. >> thank you for calling the pennsylvania department of state bureau of commissions, elections, and legislation. press one for english. press one for information on pennsylvania's new voter i.d. law. press two for -- >> hello. all pennsylvania voters will be required to show a photo i.d. before voting at a polling place beginning with the november 2012 general election. all photo i.d.s must be current and contain an expiration date unless otherwise noted. >> so that was our scoop last night. our bad scoop. because what you just heard there from the state of pennsylvania is not the law. but it's wha
one said to make sure under the law women get equal pay for equal work. one voted down the line against it. one saw 40 million uninsured americans sitting in emergency ro rooms, the other says to let them sit there. that's "hardball" for now. thank you for being with us. "the ed show" starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show" live from miami, florida. 28 days until the 2012 election. the polls are tightening and the youth vote in the state of florida could be the savior for the president in this state. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >>> we need you fired up. i love you back, but i need you voting. >> on the the last day for voter registration in ohio and florida and 15 other states, the president is pounding the stump as the romney lie tour continues. >> you have to scratch your head when the president talks about big bird. >> the state of the race. another billionaire ceo is threatening his employees to vote romney or else. >> i'm the ceo of the largest timeshare company in the world. >> you won't believe this story. >>> paul ryan pulls
hope to appoint justices to the supreme court that will follow the law and the constitution and it would be my preference that they reverse roe v. wade. >> my preference that the people i put on the supreme court would overturn roe v. wade. >> those's a person romnian moment. he'd made it really clear. he wanted to be president. if you're going to follow the law and the constitution and upend roe v. wade, you can't do all three at once. physically impossible. but think going to your question, there's an interesting study by a project new america for mountain states, swing states of undecided voters, and predominantly they said these undecided voters were women. they believe strongtly in reproductive rights but they're also focused on the economy. the problem with making abortion sort of the single issue and the clear dividing line is i don't think every woman is pro-choice. people are more concerned with the economy than everything else so they're saying, all right, even if i'm personally pro-choice, is this the right -- how much is that going to be threatened right now and
to this election. >>> paul ryan e gets honest on gun laws while the national rifle association continues to spread lies about the president's policies. we'll have all the details. >>> and as the polls shift after last week's debate, will we get fooled again by mitt romney's lies? we'll look at what a romney presidency would mean for americans. share your thoughts with us on facebook and twitter using @edshow. we're comi >>> welcome back to "the ed show." thanks for watching tonight. voter registration closed today in four key states including ohio and florida and for president obama to win a close election, he will need the youth vote the way he had in 2008. some of the students at the florida international university told us what this election means to them. >> i just feel like students should all get out here and go and see what each candidate has to say and really know what they are voting for because this plays a big part in our lives. >> students have are having a hard time paying for school so voting is important for education purposes. >> i don't think cutting taxes or preking the wealthy i
. another area of policy is patent law. it seems those are two big parts of american policy that don't get discussed. >> well, my brother and i started a business in the mid-'90s in chicago. we eventually filed for two patents. we got them after our business was shut down. >> sad horns. >> we owned so much in legal fees. if anyone came up against us, we couldn't afford to go after them. >> that's the issue not talked about. not only do you not get the patent, you have to defend the patent. >> what does that mean? there's interesting reporting being done on this and hasn't bubbled up. >> i'm a small business owner, i get a patent. you big business are violating my patent. i have to fight you. you have deep pockets, i don't. who is going to win? >> plus the microenterprises that are patent trolls, they sue people for patent information. >> this is in vermont. it's right. i have been talking to business folks there that have patents and they are getting sued constantly. this is an area where government should provide clarity. if you have a patent it should be resolved and settled quickly. you
to this election. just where is it? >>> paul ryan gets honest on gun laws while the national rifle association continues to spread lies about the president's policies. we'll have all the details. >>> and as the polls shift after last week's debate, will we get fooled again by mitt romney's lies? we'll look at what a romney presidency would mean for americans. share your thoughts with us on facebook and twitter using #edshow. we are coming right back. ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. like in a special ops mission? you'd spot movement, gather intelligence with minimal collateral damage. but rather than neutralizing enemies in their sleep, you'd be targeting stocks to trade. well, that's what trade architect's heat maps do. they make you a trading assassin. trade architect. td ameritrade's empowering web-based trading platform. trade commission-free for 60 days, and we'll throw in up to $600
homicide under this law. certain kinds of contraception would be illegal under this law. women who had abortion would be murderers under this law. that is the sort of thinking that animates paul ryan. >> well, the other reason, and this is something i know they never thought of and i'm kidding because it's so unreal, if you're here without papers, you're an illinois legal immigrant and you're in the country and you get pregnant. that pregnancy is a person under the 14th amendment and certainly can't be taken out of the country. they're a citizen the united states. you can't leave. so if you don't want to get thrown out of the country, get pregnant. they can't even move you without violating the 14th amendment rights of life, liberty, and property of the fertilized egg. this is how unthinking i think they are within their own prejudicial map they try to figure out. >> massive hypocrisy and short-term thinking is characterizing almost all of the thinking around women and their bodies. all of this stuff, whether it's defunding planned parenthood or the personhood amendment or the mandator
documents that were provided to the committee. >>> plus, more breaking news. another voter i.d. law temporarily blocked before the election. details on a judge's decision in south carolina today. >>> and join our conversation on twitter. you can find us. tell us what you think the pressure vice president biden and congressman ryan are under 24 hours before the debate. on every one of our cards there's a date. a reminder... that before this date, we have to exceed expectations. we have to find new ways to help make life easier, more convenient and more rewarding. it's the reason why we don't have costumers. we have members. american express. welcome in. yes, you do! don't! do! whoa, kitchen counselor here. see cascade complete pacs work like micro-scrubbing brushes to help power away tough foods even in corners and edges. hmm! cascade. love it or your money back. >>> no one in the administration has claimed to no all the answers. we have always made clear that we are giving the best information we have at the time. and that information has evolved. for example, if any administration
the warren act that just took place where there are blatant violations of the law, i wouldn't put anything past this administration. >> you know, these are sitting members of congress. >> yeah. >> alan west won, of course. we know his party. he's very conservative nap said, john mccain. are you surprised by his comments? >> i'm very surprised by his comment. all of those comments, they're not just deeply irresponsible, but without a shred of evidence they are casting doubt about a very important number in our economy. now, if you understand the way the bureau of labor statistics collects data, and i used to work for the department of labor, and i used to work for the executive office of the white house. the firewalls are impenetrable and this is an institution that's been delivering day reports with as much integrity as you can imagine for decade upon decade. never any suggestion of political bias that's had anything close to substantiation. so if you think -- i'm a little bit -- this has gotten under my skin, alex. if you think that there's something going on there, and you don't have a s
-election in wisconsin for congress. state law allows him to do that as well as running for the vice presidency, but what challenges does that present? >> it's just that it can look bad. but i would also point out that joe biden also was running for re-election for the senate in delaware when he was brarack obama's running mate four years ago. so this is a pretty commonplace thing to do. >> all right, matt visor from "the boston globe" and erin mcpike from real clear politics, thank you both. >> thank you. >>> coming up, new polls out today show mitt romney with a double-digit deficit in his running mate's home state. we will give you the latest spread on that. >>> but first, which president obama is preparing to emerge at the next debate? we'll talk to his campaign's vice chairwoman, next. this is msnbc. ♪ most paints have color that sits on the surface. but nothing beats benjamin moore's color lock technology that locks color right in, no matter how often you wash it. color lock technology. exclusively from your benjamin moore retailer. find your perfect color with a buy one, get one pint offer. visi
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, this man returned to new york to continue his law practice. he also acted in american express commercials. oh, wow. i was going to show you a little bit. actually, let's take a little bit of a look. but steve kornacki may know. >> do you know me? i ran for vice president of the united states in '64. so i shouldn't have troublie charging a meal, should i? with this, they treat me as though i had won. >> william miller. >> steve kornacki knows william miller. when we sit around in nerdland and think about this, oh, this is the one that nobody can get. of course, william miller. of course it is. >>> which unsuccessful vp candidate returned to serve as governor for 264 days before stepping down. >> sarah palin. >> very good. although there is a weird gender coherence thing going on. being, it was sarah palin. she remained governor of alaska for almost nine month before becoming the world's biggest facebooker updater. >> there was at least a while in this race a question whether or not she was going to be in the hat for the vp. but no. not this time. okay. next question. which losing vice pres
for the the care they provided to the uninsured. romney took that tax and put it towards his law. so that's two pots of federal money sand a tax. so how much of romney's proposal relied on these funds? i asked jonathan gruber the mit who helped design the law. he told me 100%. that was my whole job, saying whether we could fit what he wanted to do within those three funding sources. the legislature ended up adding more money to the law after he proposed it. but the fact remains it remains on federal dollars and on state taxes. but romney's health care proposal doesn't make it easier for other states to do what he did. it makes it almost impossible. he's not offering states access to federal funds for universal coverage. here's what he's doing. >> i would like to take the medicaid dallas dollars and go to state and say you'll get what you got last year, plus inflation, plus 1% and you manage your care for your poor in the way you think best. >> that sounds nice. it's a cut to medicaid of more than $600 billion. that means medicaid will not be able to offer other states the generous deal massachu
or back voter suppression laws. there's no in between. you're for the changing demographics or you're not. >> you think you can win that group via policy. it feels to me the dream act policy, it gets us focused on as we talk about all these numbers what does it mean for actual people? i'll give you the last word on this. that fiscal clip is looking to us like is that sequestration cn 1.4 million jobs. >> whether it's in the business world or personal world, the amount of money you generate by having these people as raul says, start to pay taxes. it's an enormous boone to this economy to get these people start putting into the government what they are getting out of it. >> it makes all the difference. >> yes. >> it's a good transition on this. in all the news this week, you may have lost what happened on monday when columnist george will said that president obama is likely to be re-elected because america is unwilling to fire its first black president? my dear george letter is next. [ scratching ] you're not using too much are you, hon? ♪ nope. [ female announcer ] charmin ultra soft is
rules or the laws have changed since the last election. quoting secretary husted, we're just trying to run an election here. he says, the later you make a decision, the more likely it is to cause a problem. consistency matters in how you run an election. consistency and clarity. time is of the essence and confusion is dangerous. that's what ohio's republican secretary of state says when he's talking about voting rights and elections and democracy in his state. we're just trying to run an election he says. he says it's already late in the game. he's on the record saying those thing its when he's trying to pressure the courts into ruling his way on matters of dispute in ohio voting. when it comes to the issue of early voting, when it comes to the evident desire of ohio voters, particularly ohio democratic voters to head for the polls and bank their vote before election day comes, when it comes to this question about early voting, secretary husted decided he's going to kick this down the road. on friday a federal court ruled that ohio voters could vote early right up until election day
to the supreme court that will follow the law in the constitution and it would be my preference that they reverse roe v. wade and they return to the people and the elected representatives with regards to this important issue. >> today, mitt romney's etch a sketch told him to say this. there's no legislation with regards to abortion that i'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda. this, as new polling finds that mitt romney' making up some ground with women voters. last month president obama held an 18-point lead among women in a pew poll and now the candidates appear tied at 47%. he said here there's no legislation that he's contemplating. you don't have to contemplate legislation when you put in those supreme court justices who are going to over turn roe roe v. wade. >> it's the one promise that the right wing expects republicans to keep. >> george w. bush has done that. that's what they do now. >> that's what they do. and look. all republican presidents lie. they lie to the right wing evangelical base. they promise them what they're going to do is make abortion illegal across the cou
justices to the supreme court that will follow the law and the constitution and it would be my preference that they reverse roe v. wade, therefore they return to the people and their elected representatives the decisions with regards to this important issue. >> cecile richards, as an expert and advocate, what do we make of this complete divide between what romney is saying these days about health care, about preexisting conditions, about abortion rights, something you care very much about, and what he's been saying for months, if not years? >> i think what we're -- i think what we're seeing, chris -- sorry, i lost the audio. i think what we're seeing is mitt romney, one, will say anything to get elected. he's been trying to muddy the waters on women's issues. it's clear and you made it clear, he has pledged to appoint judges to the supreme court that would overturn roe versus wade. this is has been a constitutional protection for nearly 40 years for women. get rid of planned parenthood, so the 3 million women that rely on us, and get rid of obama care, which has several protections in it
with negligent homicide under this law. certain kinds of contraception would be illegal under this law. women who had abortion would be murderers under this law. that is the sort of thinking that animates paul ryan. >> well, the other reason, and this is something i know they never thought of, alex, and i'm kidding because it's so unreal, if you're here without papers, you're an illegal immigrant and you're in the country and you get pregnant. that pregnancy is a person under the 14th amendment and certainly can't be taken out of the country. they're a citizen of the united states. you can't leave. so if you don't want to get thrown out of the country, get pregnant. they can't even move you without violating the 14th amendment rights of life, liberty, and property of the fertilized egg. this is how unthinking i think they are within their own prejudicial map they try to figure out. your thoughts? >> massive hypocrisy and short-term thinking has characterizing almost all of the republican thinking around women and their bodies. all of this stuff, whether it's defunding planned parenthood or the pe
of obama care and he does not want a law to fix that problem for people with pre-existing conditions. then just a few days later, same game. this was september 14th. here's mitt romney telling george stephanopoulos that he has the same red line on iran that president obama has. seriously? does he? on iran? no, not really. his campaign later came out and said, no, never mind what mitt romney just said. he does not really believe that. he does not have the same red line on president obama that president obama does. mr. romney would draw his own red line far before president obama's red line. then a few days after that, on september 17th, same deal again. here's mitt romney at a latino issues presidential candidates forum, saying that the guy who wrote the arizona's papers, please, law, he's never met the guy. no idea. he doesn't know why he keeps say that guy is his immigrations adviser. seriously, mitt romney has never met kris kobach? no, not really. his campaign later coming out and telling cnn, never mind what mitt romney just said, he has met the guy who wrote the papers, please,
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law was. nina turner is here with us. we're right back. when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> in the big finish tonight, a study is exposing how racist an anti-voting law was. it would discriminate against african-americans in ohio's second largest city of cleveland. the study found that african-americans used early in person voting at 26 times the rate of white voters in 2008. the study used census tracks where the voting population is over 80% african-american. every one of those red dots on the map represent 50 early voters. ohio republicans were trying to end early voting 72 hours prior to election day except for members of the armed forces. luckily for all ohio voters, their efforts have failed. on friday a federal appeals court judge uph
. >>> coming up, a new study shows how racist ohio's anti-early voting law was. nina turner is here with us. we're right back. >>> in the big finish tonight, a study is exposing how racist an anti-voting law was. it would discriminate against african-americans in ohio's second largest city of cleveland. the study found that african-americans used early in person voting at 26 times the rate of white voters in 2008. the study used census tracks where the voting population is over 80% african-american. every one of those red dots on the map represent 50 early voters. ohio republicans were trying to end early voting 72 hours prior to election day except for members of the armed forces. luckily for all ohio voters, their efforts have failed. on friday a federal appeals court judge upheld a lower courts decision striking down the law. the three-judge panel ruled the 72-hour voting period should be open to all voters in the state, including members of the military. this is good news. some questions still remain. it's being report the the final decision could be up to individual ohio counties meaning 7
? republicans are against equal pay by law. these are big differences. don't talk about big bird one more time. >> please don't talk about big bird. leave the bird alone. the fact of the -- >> the bird is already dead. >> okay. >> shrum. but i actually agree with you on this one, chris. i think absolutely. i have been saying for a long, long time for the romney team to go big, to put the bigger argument in play here, and i think -- >> he did that last week. it's time for obama to do it. >> that's exactly what he did. and so now is the time for the obama team to come to the table. show me how big -- >> i think there are big differences about women's rights, big difference about the role of government in saving american -- that's my point. come back on me if i'm wrong. i don't think arguing about medicare dos and don'ts and what's in and what's out -- he'll always win that. you know why? he's willing to say anything, candidate, i was vice president of department of defense policy board. last year around this time i was down there in the combat zone let's watch. >> he is a pragmatic business pers
president kbaum's agenda. said the health care law she would save money in the health care law. recently it came out that she's been taking money from an anti-fracing -- the more people learn about heidi hyde camp, the less they like her. there was a lot to lenard about heidi, that's coming out now and it's -- >> let me just say one thing about north dakota, it's interesting that all the things that rob just talked about are positions that the heidi hyde camp doesn't actually uphold. there's a reason why unlike what rob said this race is tied at 47-47 in this race. in 2010, in september of that yea year--when you spend $80 million the largest amount anyone's ever spent to win a senate seat in the state, you're going to improve your numbers, but the fact is that every poll that has been released recently is that there's movement in chris christie's -- >> you put out a statement that's very critical or mrk kas kin, is the nrc going to spend money helping toddanen to win? >> most people you expect people to go to washington to rein in the government not get rich by it. we said a day after t
. >> new policies, new statements, and new beliefs. >> no new abortion laws. >> here's what he told the des moines register yesterday. >> i didn't say that would become part of my agenda. >> here is moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i've missed you. >> basically calling him a liar. >> lied about what? he's been saying this all long. >> my presidency will will be a pro life presidency. >> do i believe supreme court should overturn roe v. wade? >> i will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose. >> what is going on with the romney message? >> a lot of people are confused. >> if you want to know my position on issues, ask me and i'll tell you. >> i'm going to ask you a question. >> ask me and i'll tell you. >> are you a wizard? >> there are 27 days until the election. >> just 27 days. >> 27 days from the election. >> when you're mitt romney, what's wrong with a little change of heart? >> look, it's a trolly. it's on the way to the neighborhood of make-believe. it's where me and paul ryan get most of our facts from. >> with just 27 days until election day, today president obama ceased o
obama has passed a law that loots medical care to the current budget window to pay for the unpopular partisan health care law. that's a fact. it is paul ryan and governor romney that actually have a plan to save medicare for future generations without affecting current retirees. >> i want to show you some tapes. we had our group of undecided voters that were watching. let me play some reactions to paul ryan. >> i thought he came off confident but not as confident as vice president joe biden. i felt that he did -- once he felt attacked, he decided to attack back. >> i think he's ready to be vice president. i don't think he's ready to be a president. >> i think he definitely stood his ground, even when vice president biden was being kind of immature, i thought. >> you heard sort of the gamut there. >> that's interesting. >> do you think -- i've heard this from other republicans, he was reserved and he didn't want to -- as one republican said -- suckered into a fight and go down rabbit holes. >> i think paul ryan was the one that looked more vice presidential or presidential than vice p
to reinstate a new lieu that cuts off the final three days of early voting. an appeals court blocked the law pushed through by state republicans. as romney continues to campaign in ohio, president obama is back at the white house this morning. and nbc's tracie potts joins us with all the latest from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. the president dealing with romney closing the gap in a number of these battleground states, continues to say that the $5 trillion tax cut romney's proposing would add to the deficit and romney insists it is absolutely not true. >> he said if he says it's not true, then it's not true. okay. >> reporter: in battleground ohio, president obama insists mitt romney's tax cut will add $5 trillion to the deficit. >> if it's true that it's not going to add to the deficit, that leaves only one option and that's asking middle class families to foot bill. >> reporter: the president's charge of a $5 trillion tax cut is obviously inaccurate and wrong. >> reporter: romney also in ohio mocked the obama campaign's mocking his plan to cut funds for pbs
at harvard law school. the man she married was later the head of the fcc by president obama in 2009. that is 12 years after raddatz divorced him. this is absurd, martha raddatz is known for her tough, fair reporting which is why it was no surprise to her colleagues inside and outside abc news she was chosen for this assignment. congressman ryan arrived in danville early last night. vice president biden spent last night in delaware. he'll arrive in kentucky later today. speaking of debates, last night was round three in that closely contested u.s. senate race up in massachusetts. republican senator scott brown, democratic challenger elizabeth warren facing off in springfield, mass, as two new polls are split on which candidates as the advantage there. unlike the first two debates, last night there was no mention for elizabeth warren made of american heritage but plenty of jousting on policy issues like job creation, taxes, and which candidate sticks up for the middle class. >> the one thing you can't be doing now in the middle of this 3 1/2 year recession is taking more money out of
in 1991 when he was a student at harvard law school. the man she married was later tapped to head the fcc by president obama in 2009. that's 12 years after the couple divorced, by the way. abc news responded saying in part, this is absurd. martha raddatz is known for her tough, fair reporting which is why it was no surprise to her colleagues inside and outside of abc news that she was chosen by the commission on presidential debates for this assignment. a spokesman for paul ryan and the nonpartisan debate commission both said they have no concern over whether raddatz would be impartial during the debate. >> mika, what do you think? >> she's an incredible journalist. i'm not worried about her being objective. >> not in the least. >> i think these things -- i don't know if she disclosed this, but these things should be out there. we should be as transparent as we can about our family connections. >> exactly. >> i don't know if she was. >> everybody thinks martha raddatz is a great reporter. >> she's fantastic. >> one of the best that we have. that said, abc news should have been transparent
. however, county by county, they can have the final say? >> well, thomas, the courts just reset the law. it went back to the original law in the state of ohio. so, all along it was up to the county boards of elections, but since the debacle of 2004, county boards have been allowing that last three days, especially in the urban counties. and let us not forget that the type of voting that the secretary of state has cut out has a disproportionate impact on african-american voters. there was just a study that came out that said that african-americans are 26 times more likely to vote early and in person than any other voter in the state of ohio. so, make no mistake about it, the republicans are doing everything they can, whether it's on the federal level or the state level, to try to target african-american voters and poor voters, but this is a victory for all voters in the state of ohio now that the last three days, the boards of elections have that discretion, but it is a victory. >> but if the secretary of state, as you say, has been trying to get this to be a tighter time period, what's
. with the republican-led state houses trying to change the laws. was there too much emphasis put on that? >> first of all, find it extremely insulting to say there was any effort by anyone to suppress the vote. i find that unbelievably insulting and -- >> would you say that with the federal panel that texas -- >> we -- they want -- >> sean works you say that to the federal panel that supports unfair burden against the poor, allotting it to a poll tax, they said this was a poll tax and would be voter suppression in texas and would not be happening there. like they are utilizing in other states. >> okay. so -- in the state of rhode island which i think -- my home state which is pretty controlled by the democratic party, they didn't see too much outrage there when they did it. i think when you look at every poll that's ever come out, 70% to 80% of americans support this, so i think that somehow equate showing a photo i.d. which in most states is given -- free if there is an issue with the person's economic condition, then somehow requiring people to show the same type of thing had would be required t
laws would be the same mitt romney who ran for governor 2002. >> i will preserving serve and protect a woman's right to choose and i'm devoted to honoring my word in that regard. >> the mitt romney who ran for senate in 1994. >> i believe abortion should be safe and legal in this country. i have since the time my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a u.s. senate candidate. since roe v. wade has been the low for 20 years we should sustain and support it and i sustain and support that law and the right of a woman to make that choice. >> back then senator ted kennedy seemed to know romney better than romney knew himself. >> on the question of the choice issue, i have supported the roe v. wade, i am pro choice, my opponent is multiple choice. >> the fact is, there's something for everyone on the romney carousel. wait long enough and the candidate will arrive at a convenient position. hop on or hey hop off. to the no good necks who say romney has been gasp, less than honest about what exactly he believes, the candidate's wife offered a strong rebuttal. >> i can't -- i mean like
set of personal beliefs, but he didn't need to impose those through law. that said, i think what happened, it took out the need for both of them to address it in a real way the role of government and the state because they were asked, talk about this personally. what i liked about what vice president biden did was he brought it back to the role of government and said here are my personal feelings, but the issue is how government should behave. >> congressman ryan was talking about elected judges. >> absolutely. one of the things i think we often forget is that the president of the united states, his greatest legacy is consistently that federal judiciary. when we look at the issue of abortion, the longest legacy any president leaves are the appointments made to those federal benches. though this was a vice presidential debate, they are reflecting those same issues. >> the next president will be able to appoint two supreme court judges. >> argued there was rape, enforcible rape, in the case of rape or incest it was still, it would be a crime to engage in having an abortion. >> all
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